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Irish Defeat EOS Malbas In Final Exhibition
Ericka Haney finished<br>third in scoring for<br>the Irish on Monday<br>with 10 points.
 
Ericka Haney finished
third in scoring for
the Irish on Monday
with 10 points.

Nov. 15, 1999

Box Score

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Freshman Alicia Ratay scored a game-high 25 points to lead three Irish players in double figures as Notre Dame, which moved up to seventh in this week's Associated Press rankings released today, defeated EOS Malbas 76-51 in its final exhibition tuneup before Saturday's (November 20) season opener at Toledo.

Ratay was seven-of-12 from the field, including a five-for-seven performance from three-point range. The freshman standout also was a perfect eight-for-eight from the free throw line.

She was joined in double figures by Niele Ivey who has 15 points, six assists and four steals and sophomore Ericka Haney who finished with 10 points.

Junior All-America center Ruth Riley missed the game after sustaining a sprained ankle in practice last week. She is listed as probable for the season opener against the Rockets.

EOS Malbas was led by Annette Mollerstrom who finished with 17 points, the only player from her team in double figures.

Notre Dame dominated the contest from the start and only trailed (2-0) at the start of the game. The Irish led by as many as 18 in the first half, holding a 16-point halftime advantage (40-24). Ratay had 12 points at intermission, while Ivey chipped in 11.

The Irish broke open the game in the second half by starting out with a 22-12. Notre Dame had its largest lead (29 points) with 2:53 remaining in the game.

Notre Dame's tenacious defense forced 16 EOS Malbas' first-half turnovers, while the Irish committed just six in the first 20 minutes.

Junior Kelley Siemon led all rebounders in the game with nine as the Irish owned a 39-38 advantage on the boards.

Notre Dame shot 43.8 percent from the field for the game and was six-of-12 from three-point range.

"This was a good game for us because it gave us a chance to see where we had improved since our last game," Irish head coach Muffet McGraw says. "We got better in a lot of areas tonight. Our transition game on defense was better and I felt we improved on cutting down on a our turnovers. We still have some things to work on before Saturday's season opener, but overall I'm happy with the performance of our players this evening."

 

 

Event Calendar

Delta

November 3
7:00 PM
Roberts Wesleyan
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)
November 11
7:00 PM
Central Michigan Notre Dame
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
November 14
7:00 PM
WNIT Quarterfinals
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
November 17
7:00 PM
WNIT Semifinals
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
November 20
3:00 PM
WNIT Final
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

CBS Sports Network
November 22
8:00 PM
UL-Lafayette
Houston, Texas (Campbell Center)
November 26
1:00 PM
TCU
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
November 30
9:00 PM
Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa (Carver-Hawkeye Arena)

BTN
December 4
1:00 PM
Valparaiso
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
December 7
7:00 PM
UConn
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPN2
December 10
8:00 PM
DePaul
Chicago, Ill. (McGrath-Phillips Arena)
December 18
2:00 PM
Toledo
Toledo, Ohio (Savage Arena)
December 20
7:00 PM
Michigan State
East Lansing, Mich. (Breslin Center)

BTN
December 27
6:30 PM
Chattanooga
Chattanooga, Tenn. (McKenzie Arena)
December 29
7:00 PM
North Carolina State
Raleigh, N.C. (Reynolds Coliseum)

ACC Network Extra
January 2
7:00 PM
Georgia Tech
Atlanta, Ga. (McCamish Pavilion)
January 5
7:00 PM
Wake Forest
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
January 8
3:00 PM
Miami
Coral Gables, Fla. (BankUnited Center)

ESPN Flex
January 12
7:00 PM
Pittsburgh
Notre Dame, Ind.

ACC Network Extra
January 16
7:00 PM
Tennessee
Knoxville, Tenn. (Thompson-Boling Arena)

ESPN2
January 19
7:00 PM
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, Mass. (Conte Forum)
January 22
12:00 PM
North Carolina
Chapel Hill, N.C. (Carmichael Arena)

ESPNU
January 26
7:00 PM
Duke
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
January 29
12:00 PM
Virginia
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPNU
February 2
7:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Va. (Cassell Coliseum)
February 6
7:00 PM
Louisville
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPN2
February 12
1:00 PM
Georgia Tech
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
February 16
7:00 PM
Clemson
Clemson, S.C. (Littlejohn Coliseum)
February 19
5:00 PM
Syracuse
Syracuse, N.Y. (Carrier Dome)

ESPN2
February 23
7:00 PM
Boston College
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC Network Extra
February 26
1:00 PM
Florida State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPN2
March 17
TBA
NCAA First/Second Rounds
TBD
March 24
TBA
NCAA Regionals
TBD
March 31
TBA
NCAA Semifinals
Dallas, Texas (American Airlines Center)
April 2
TBA
NCAA Final
Dallas, Texas (American Airlines Center)

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